The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College seeks a full-time faculty tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach photography. The initial appointment is for the 2013–14 academic year beginning August 28, 2013.
An M.F.A degree is strongly preferred, but candidates with significant professional experience will also be considered. Candidates must have a solid understanding of creative practice in studio photography and lighting, camera formats, alternative, wet, digital, and hybrid processes in photography, and knowledge and ability to teach photo history, theory, and criticism. Evidence of excellence in teaching with at least three years of full-time college-level teaching experience and the ability to effectively critique student work and provide project mentoring to students is required. The successful candidate must have a strong record of professional achievement in their area of specialization that includes national and/or international distribution or exhibition. Strong candidates will have expertise in one or more production disciplines besides photography: internet design and development, film-making and video production, and installation and performance art. Responsibilities include teaching photography courses at all levels within the department’s B.A. and B.F.A. programs.
Emerson College, located in the center of Boston, is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts. The college enrolls approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Applicants must fill out an online application form to be considered.
Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, links to examples of creative work, and contact information for three references through the online application process at http://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/5596 .
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 and continue until an appointment